Homophobic Attacks On The Rise In France

  Homophobic attacks and insults in France rose by 36 percent last year, according to figures released by the Interior Ministry on Saturday, prompting the government to talk of an “anchoring” of homophobia in the country.  The leap comes after 2018 was described as a “black” year by associations with an unequalled level of physical … Continue reading Homophobic Attacks On The Rise In France

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Dortmund Thrash Schalke As Bundesliga Makes ‘Very Strange’ Return

  Norwegian sensation Erling Braut Haaland stole the limelight Saturday as the German Bundesliga became the first major European football league to return since the coronavirus lockdown, with teams playing in empty, echoing stadiums. The 19-year-old striker claimed the first goal in Germany’s top flight for over two months to set Borussia Dortmund on the … Continue reading Dortmund Thrash Schalke As Bundesliga Makes ‘Very Strange’ Return

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Cambodia Says It Is COVID-19 Free, Maintains Lockdown Measures

  Southeast Asian nation, Cambodia says it has discharged its last COVID-19 patient, Aljazeera reported on Saturday. Quoting the country’s health ministry, the report said the last patient, a 36-year-old woman from Cambodia’s northwest Banteay Meanchey province, was on Saturday released from the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in the capital, Phnom Penh, and was presented … Continue reading Cambodia Says It Is COVID-19 Free, Maintains Lockdown Measures

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Zimbabwe To Maintain Lockdown Over COVID-19 – President

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus would stay in place for the moment, but would be reviewed every two weeks.

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Singapore Airlines Reports Nearly $150 Million Virus Loss

Singapore Airlines reported an annual loss of almost $150 million Thursday, driven by the collapse in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the latest sign of the outbreak's devastating impact on the aviation sector.

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Haaland Scores First Post-Lockdown Goal In Bundesliga

  The setting may be unfamiliar with the German Bundesliga returning behind closed doors after a two-month coronavirus shutdown, but the identity of the day’s first goal-scorer was entirely familiar as Erling Braut Haaland put Borussia Dortmund ahead against Schalke on Saturday. Haaland diverted a low Thorgan Hazard cross into the far corner of the … Continue reading Haaland Scores First Post-Lockdown Goal In Bundesliga

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Football Returns, Beaches Reopen As Europe Eases COVID-19 Lockdown

  Beaches in France and Italy opened on Saturday for the first weekend since the countries eased coronavirus lockdowns, while football fans awaited the return of major league action with Germany’s Bundesliga set to kick off. The reopenings are a major sign of returning normality for countries hit hard by the pandemic, which has killed more … Continue reading Football Returns, Beaches Reopen As Europe Eases COVID-19 Lockdown

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Ezekwesili Calls For End To Killings In Kaduna

  Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has called for an end to the killings in Kaduna State. In a series of posts on Twitter on Saturday, the former minister urged the Federal Government and security agencies to take decisive steps to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book. “I challenge @nigeriagov, @ngrpresident, @mbuhari … Continue reading Ezekwesili Calls For End To Killings In Kaduna

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All Eyes On Germany As Bundesliga Football Returns

  The Bundesliga returns to action on Saturday with the resumption of the first top European league since the coronavirus lockdown watched closely to see if it provides a blueprint for other competitions. Matches will be played behind closed doors and players and coaches, who have been in quarantine for the past week, must follow … Continue reading All Eyes On Germany As Bundesliga Football Returns

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Iran Sentences French Academic To Five Years

  Iran sentenced a French-Iranian academic to five years in prison on national security charges on Saturday, her lawyer told AFP. Fariba Adelkhah was “sentenced to five years for gathering and conspiring against national security, and one year for propaganda against the Islamic republic,” Said Dehghan said. He said his client would only be expected … Continue reading Iran Sentences French Academic To Five Years

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